Media Sale — 18 August 2012

Our Media Sale will be happening on Saturday (18 August 2012) from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

If you’ve been looking for a place to unload all of those old books, CDs, DVDs, video games, game systems and even VHS tapes, cassettes, and those vinyl albums you’ve rescued from melting in the garage, donate them to All Souls for the next Media Sale.

Bring them to the church the week of 14-17 August 2012 for the sale on 18 August 2012.  For more information, contact Kathy Osuch at 318-861-6729.


All Souls Casino Night – 3 November 2012

Tickets will go on sale this Sunday (5 August 2012) for All Souls’ first-ever Casino Night.

The Casino Night will happen on Saturday, 3 November 2012, from 6:00 – 10:00 PM at the Elks Lodge, 310 East Preston, Shreveport LA.

Go “all-in” with All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church at this year’s Annual Gala (formerly known as the Silent Auction).  This year’s theme is Casino Night and features for-fun table games such as roulette, blackjack, and craps!

Casino Night tickets will go on sale for $50.00 per person starting Sunday (5 August 2012).

Admission tickets cover the first buy-in of the evening, dinner, entertainment, cash bar, raffle prizes, and more!  Cash raffle tickets are also available for $1 apiece and three prizes ($150, $100, and $50) will be awarded at the event (need not be present to win).

The event will also feature a Silent Auction with chances to bid on the parties and some of the other more popular items of the Silent Auction tradition. (Casserole of the Month, Dessert of the Month, and the Coveted Parking Space, to name a few).


Capital Fund Drive Success!

With a goal of $30,000 and only 6 weeks to attain that goal, we outdid ourselves by donating a total of $58,865 for repairs and construction required for the immediate erosion problems.  It was because of the generosity and dedication of our members and friends that we were able to achieve such a result.

Work has been completed for the immediate repairs and plans are underway to begin the topography and erosion reports necessary to determine a plan of action for erosion control throughout the church property.

The money raised that will not be used for this project (approximately $28,000) will be set aside in the savings account and will be used sparingly and with full disclosure to the congregation.

[Submitted by Laurie Lyons — All Souls Treasurer]


Third Annual All Souls Chili Cook-Off — Sunday, 22 April 2012

Next Sunday (22 April 2012) after the 11:00 AM worship service, we will be having our annual chili cook-off competition.

Who will win the Coveted Chili Chalice?

The Chili Cook-Off is a fun event as well as a fundraiser for the church. Voters vote with their dollars and — in that fine old Louisiana tradition — it is not only permissible but expected and condoned to “vote early and vote often.”


Erosion Repair Contractor Meeting — Saturday, 7 April 2012 at 12:00 PM

On 22 March 2012, the Board voted to accept the proposal by Ronald G. Carlson Inc. for the work to control the growing erosion gully which has been threatening the sanctuary foundation.

The successful bid is a proposal for a collection box to be located where the collapsed sidewalk segment was, which will then feed water into an open topped concrete flume (basically, a shallow, open topped concrete lined trough) that will run down the slope to an outflow near the bayou.

Additionally, a concrete curb will be cast in place on the lawn side of the sidewalk along the northwest side of the sanctuary to contain and control the run-off of water from the roof downspouts. Due to the soil character and steepness of the slope the work will be almost entirely hand labor.

Mr. Carlson has agreed to come and discuss the project in detail with board members and all interested parties on Saturday, 7 April 2012, at 12:00 PM.

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1 April 2012 Worship Service

Please join us this Sunday (1 April 2012) at 11:00 AM for “Maybe the Joke’s on Us.”  Rev. Barbara Jarrell is in the pulpit this morning, and the All Souls Choir will sing.

Before and after church, check out the Easter Bake and Gift Sale in the Social Hall.  If you have baked g00ds or gift items to donate for the sale, please bring them to church by 10:15 AM Sunday.


2nd – 5th Grade Class Cookie and Bracelet Sale

This Sunday (5 February 2012) immediately after our worship service, please join us for this fundraiser presented by our children.

The 2nd – 5th Grade Class has been learning about the tradition of service in many of the world’s religions and our own Unitarian Universalist tradition.  They have decided to raise money for one cause close to home and one cause helping people in the wider world.

They will donate half their proceeds to Heifer International and the other half to the Erosion Abatement Project here at All Souls.

The sale will continue for the next two Sundays — culminating with the intergenerational worship service on 19 February 2012.


Valentine’s Day Bake and Gift Sale

On 12 February 2012 before and after church, we will be having a Valentine’s Day Bake and Gift Sale.

Please bring baked goods, cakes, casseroles, or a gift item appropriate for the holiday.

Items will be sold for donations to be determined (where else?) in the heart of the buyer.

No time to bake? Here’s a great idea for serving two great causes at once: Holy Angels Gift Shop is featuring homemade cookies for $5.00 per dozen! Buy some and bring them for the All Souls sale! Call 797-8500 and ask for Sheila Harkey to place an order. They will need a couple of days notice — so put it on your calendar!


Worship for Sunday, 18 December 2011 — And Cookie Exchange!!

Please join us this Sunday at our 11:00 AM Worship Service — “Love and Light: A Celebration of Christmas, Hanukkah and Yule.” Join us for stories and songs of the season from the children, youth and adults of All Souls. Stay afterward for the All-Ages Holiday Party and Cookie Swap after our worship service.

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